A retrofitted Porsche 911 from Singer Vehicle Design starts at $350,000.
Singer starts by integrating $40,000 worth of new Porsche parts into each vehicle. For the interior, the company hand-lays the finest basketweave leathers from Spinneybeck in Tuscany to upgrade Porsche's black-vinyl-embossed equivalent from the '60s. Each engine is developed and improved with Cosworth. Singer stitch-welds critical chassis seams to strengthen an already taut body. Brass seat grommets reminiscent of the 1967 Scheel racing versions offer just about the chicest ventilation solution. And so on and so on and so on. In luxury- goods terms, a 911 from Singer is equivalent to an Hermès Birkin bag, a limited-edition Patek Philippe, a Riva yacht. Prices start at $350,000. And the buyer provides the car upon which Singer goes to work. "To respect this genius design and do an ultimate incarnation, I refuse to restore down to a cost," Dickinson explains. "We extravagantly attack the car as if money is no object."
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